This is a rag-tag ministry that was born out of a movie by the same name (Ragamuffin).
Ragamuffin premiered January 2014 at The Orpheum Theater in Wichita, Kansas to a sold out crowd of 1,200 seats. The movie began screening at churches, coffeeshops, movie theaters, and bars all across the country (plus a few screenings in the UK & Canada) – 208 screenings in total for this para-theatrical tour.
Almost immediately misfits and outcasts that were “beat up and burnt out” by religion and religious people started reaching out to us asking for help. In the the fall of 2014 we launched an annual gathering called “Ragamuffin Retreat.” It’s a time for spiritual vagabonds, seekers, skeptics, and sojourners to gather and dive into the deep end of God’s love.
What started out with a gathering has turned into a community, a church for the churchless, and a ministry to the marginalized. We create spaces both tangible and digital for people to feel free from shame so they can encounter and experience the love of God.
David Leo Schultz’s latest movie, “God’s Fool” is going to donate all of its profits to a Native American Indian Reservation to help the poor and marginalized on the Sioux Tribe.
In addition to the annual retreat, movies, funding ministries to the marginalized, creating safe spaces, we also have a podcast (Ragamuffin), a streaming channel (Ragamuffintv.com), and a home for free ministry materials on Youtube.com/ragamuffintv.
Finally David Leo Schultz writes regularly on this site, facebook.com/ragamuffintv, preaches sermons on the podcast, and on youtube.com/ragamuffintv. If you are interested in having David speak at your event you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for a safe space free from shame to be yourself and still be encouraged and challenged to dive deeper into the love of God revealed by Jesus Christ – please find our FACEBOOK GROUP – “Ragamuffin Church” (attached to the RTV page on Facebook).
The history before this ministry was a long windy road that began in the year 1993 when David Leo Schultz was only 13 years old when he was ambushed by the love of God at a small church camp in western Indiana.
Obviously just being a kid, David didn’t consider anything official like “preaching” or “ministry” but in the summer of 1993 David founded “The Color Green Christian Drama Team” (named after a song by the late great Rich Mullins). The Color Green was an evangelistic sketch comedy team with the purpose of preaching God’s unconditional love.
David’s first gig was November 8, 1993 preaching to a, then small, church called “Grace Community Church” and ever since that day David has been speaking, preaching, and performing inside and outside of churches communicating God’s grace through comedy, preaching, and now through the art of visual storytelling like feature films.
If you would like to donate to the ministry – please note COLOR GREEN MINISTRIES is a 501c3, and anything you give is completely tax deductible.